Learn more about what makes St. Louis a great city!
Explore the fascinating history, culture, and architectural legacy of Downtown St. Louis from the city's founding through its current development. Your experienced guides will discuss famous landmarks as well as hidden gems, stunning architectural details, and the art of historic preservation.
This season, we have two regularly scheduled tours on Saturday at 10 am from June 19 to October 30. Check out the details below for the Downtown East and Downtown West tours.
All tours are $10 per person. Children under 12 are free. Tours run between 2 and 2 1/2 hours long and cover about two miles at a leisurely pace. Go to the Calendar tab for the schedule and to purchase tickets. Tours are limited to ten guests, so if the tour doesn't show up on the calendar, that means it has sold out.
Explore the architectural legacy of the heart of the City. From the bustling riverfront of the French-American entrepreneurs to the skyscrapers of the 20th century, you'll find famous architectural and engineering marvels. The east tour starts on the east-side steps of the Old Courtouse at 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO 63102.
HIGHLIGHTS: Old Courthouse | Old Cathedral | Gateway Arch | Eads Bridge | Old Post Office | Wainwright Building | Philip Johnson designed office building
St. Louis' grandest public buildings are a testament to the city's ambitions during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Explore their history, architectural significance and how they changed the area from blighted to monumental. The West tour starts at the main entrance of Union Station at 1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.
HIGHLIGHTS: Union Station | Peabody Opera House | City Hall | Central Library | Campbell House Museum | Soldiers Memorial